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RESULTS/BENEFITS: WRCA is a learning organization that strives to incorporate the latest research and best practices into our grant making. We are also committed to monitoring and evaluating the grants we make to ensure we are focused on our regional objectives. We have engaged a third party evaluator to assist us in this evaluation program.  Wild Rivers Coast Alliance is committed to research that informs our grantmaking and development of our programs. Below are studies that WRCA has funded as well as additional research that informs our decisions.
EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RESTORATION ECONOMY: WRCA partners are studying the economic benefits associated with restoration and conservation activities along Oregon’s South Coast. This includes developing a directory of restoration businesses, documenting investments in jobs and supply purchases on the Wild Rivers Coast, and conducting a futures analysis of the potential socioeconomic benefits of restoring salmon in the Coquille. Together, these projects will help identify the impact of the restoration economy relative to other economic sectors, and provide important data on how conservation activities can bring economic benefits to the communities where WRCA operates.

Click Restoration Economy Study to view the report.

Click Restoration Economy briefing paper to view the report.

Click Coquille River Salmon Restoration Economics to view the report.

Click Futures Analysis of Coquille Wetland Restoration to view the report.

Additional research to help inform and educate about Restoration Benefits:

Salmon and Economy, prepared by ECONorthwest

Historical numbers of Coho Salmon

Adult Coho Salmon and Steelhead Use of Boulder Weirs in Southwest Oregon Streams, Phil Roni

Oregon’s Restoration Economy, Ecotrust